Recently, I had cause to revisit Roland Barthes’ book of essays, Mythologies. Barthes examines how seemingly simple thing – a Roman hairdo, for instance, in Julius Caesar – can refer to a bigger idea – that is Roman-ness. Despite the passage of sixty years, Barthes’ approach can be utilized to examine popular cultural products that he would […]
Moving forward this site will be hosted by the Writer’s Guild East and I cannot be more excited! When I started this blog back in 2015, my goal was to try to provoke an insider’s discussion about the Reality TV industry. I felt that there were many serious issues that we were simply not addressing […]
Could the Twitter troll who connected with Sarah Silverman have been cast? If so, a powerful exchange isn’t any less real because it was produced.
Billy Bush comes forward on Donald Trump and I try to address the confusing actions and messages currently emanating from the White House.
Does everyone know someone with their own Harvey Weinstein tale? Plus Kris Jenner brainstorms one of her best publicity stunts yet, with potentially another in the works.
Why did it take the executive producer of the Bachelorette, Mike Fleiss, so long to announce a black protagonist? And why was it so underwhelming when he did?
Can Reality be hacked? Are agents worth it? Is the end nigh?
I’ve yet to meet a Post Producer who would go on a Reality show themself. We assure ourselves that we are better than our casts. We may be locked in dark and sometimes mice-infested offices, working 10 hour shifts, and as freelancers, we are doing it without healthcare, vacation pay, statutory holiday pay, or even the assurance of continued employment, but at least we have our pride!
Rob Kardashian gets hurt, acts out, and finds himself in serious legal trouble. Plus a look at true crime content, a genre which can hopefully see the horrors of the world contained.